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Type 1'stars R Us

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Mel dCP

    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @lcarter Welcome to the T1 madhouse, insulin and a sympathetic shoulder on tap ❤️
     
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  2. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Non-sweetened is best. I tried the Asda stuff but even their unsweetened tastes very sweet to me, and cranberries aren't naturally a sweet fruit. I ended up with Sainsbury's which at least isn't sweet. If I could buy loads of fresh cranberries I totally would blend my own!
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cranberry juice has been a bit hit or miss tbh, I do enjoy the sharpness with a hint of sweetness. Oo, I'd blend my own too for juice and cranberry sauce.
     
  4. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well purely for @MeiChanski (and for no other reason whatsoever :rolleyes:) I just ate one of the rocky roads and one of the tiffin bites. They are tiny - think about 2 cm sq, so that's not as much food as it sounds like.

    Very nice, but I won't get 'em again. I make better small cakes than that, and mine involve fresh fruit! But always good to try new things, and it make husband happy to think he is spoiling me.
     
  5. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all.
    Welcome @Icarter and may the hypos hit the horizon.
    Hugs, cats, coffee, swift Miao Miao charging, cherry tomato reformatory, retreat of the nasties (one doc I saw recommended smearing affected areas with live yoghurt for problems all and sundry ‘down there - I reckon he had shares in washing powder and undies firms ) to all who need them. Choose as required.
    Woke higher than desired at 8.9 after a night of correcting and it took an age to get down, I blame lack of sleep because of the beautiful drama of thunder and lightening and the last half centimetre of the Fiasp cartridge. Raged it with a new one, and now happily munching choc Nairns to bring it up again. Happy.
    @WuTwo I’ve just downloaded lots of semi tan recipes - where do you get your gluten and your yeast?
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Semi tan? Bad application of tanning spray? Seitan!!!!
     
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  7. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Supermarkets sell nutritional yeast (called Engevita in the UK) but I get my gluten from Amazon. Sometimes I buy the nooch from Amazon too in a multipack. Someone is usually selling stuff prime and that makes life cheaper. Search on vital wheat gluten.
     
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  8. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I will.
    I’m going to look in a couple of food shops in town tomorrow, now that Hamish can walk further without moaning and see what’s there. I’m a little late to the vegan food party but it makes lots of sense, for many reasons. My brother-in-law breeds Herefords, my sister’s vegetarian, and I find it difficult to get my head around her pride in the calves they raise knowing that all the boys not ‘fit’ for breeding will end up on a plate. They even name them all
     
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  10. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Better late than never. Go to the Vegan Society website - lots of nutritional advice for transitioning vegans, lots of support. Don't feel you need to switch overnight - you can ease into it. I was an overnighter but it was a bit of a cultural shock.



    This guy does a really, really good job of explaining about the cultural and traditional importance of meat and meat products in a standard western diet, and how to overcome them.

    There are a lot of documentaries on YouTube that would break your heart into tiny pieces and stomp on them when it comes to farm animals, so go carefully.
     
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  11. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lots of bees, butterflies and a huge range of birds. It takes a lot of effort to keep it controlled wild, thanks for the compliment @WuTwo IMG_2831.JPG
     
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  12. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve already downloaded the recipes you posted. Yay.
    Having a bit of a question/comment time watching the lovely guy’s talk:
    Would chickens, and various other animals, survive in freedom, since we’ve selected lay bred them over a few thousand years to remove easy flight and movement, and maybe reducing population size is a necessary step towards restoring a more balanced food chain. After all, in the Neolithic human hunter gatherer numbers were tiddly compared to the billions of us there are today.
    Emotionally however, I’m moved to begin making vegan and veggie choices.
     
  13. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Fairygodmother - nope they wouldn't survive. But looking at their truly dreadful existences (you can't call what they go through a life) - and even more appalling deaths - would you want them to?

    Did you know male chicks are usually suffocated or macerated (ground up alive) as soon as hatched? They're useless - we want the eggs out of the females..... If people didn't buy eggs, it wouldn't happen.

    Maybe reducing the population is a good theory but in practice do you see it happening? Buy one, and some farmer will instantly send several to slaughter, and breed more to take their place.

    Not gonna start on pigs, cows and sheep. On the big complexes their lives are heartbreaking and their deaths worse.
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    MIL went on the hip replacement waiting list in 2017. In early 2018, she had a blood clot and the surgeon wouldn't operate for 12 months. Finally, she got a date for her operation - 17th June. Then it was moved to today. Everyone was geared up for this to happen; she had her bags packed, himself had booked time off work to spend with her, ... Yesterday, the operation was cancelled. The poor woman can barely walk and she doesn't drive so she is pretty much housebound or dependent on others who can drive her around and she has absolutely no idea when she will have her operation.
    With my diabetes treatment, I will defend the NHS. My mother's recent cancer treatment has been fantastic. But sometimes, I despair with the NHS.
     
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  15. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @SueJB - I don't know how you manage a garden and a job either, but I'm so glad you do! I love poppies! The Shih-Tzu we had before Tutti was called Poppy and she was the most wonderful person. I loved her to bits, admired her and thought she was one of the bravest people I've ever met.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, factory farming’s awful.
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When my m-i-l was 86 she had a shoulder replacement. They did it in the morning, showed my father in law (in his 90's) how to do the daily jab she'd need, and discharged her in the afternoon ..... He could never have managed alone; thank heavens we live nearby and their neighbour is a nurse!
     
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    There was a similar discussion about the KFC imposter burger and Mcdonalds vegan options - some vegans felt reluctant to support those fast food chains because animals are still being killed and buying their vegan options isn't stopping it.
     
  19. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @MeiChanski- I see where they're coming from, but tbh I'd rather a veganburger was bought than a meat burger, and choosing vegan might make people think, and is one less meatburger sold. Water dripping on stone erodes it in the end ......
     
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  20. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    That was pretty much the reason for my dietary choices.
    About 25 to 30 years ago, I became aware of factory farming practices so decided not to eat meat because, at the time, free range meat was not easily available, I chose to eat fish which was no factory farmed.
    Whilst there is more free range meat available now, as I haven't eaten it for so long and don't miss it, I have not looked back.
    I eat free range eggs. It is not possible to buy free range milk but as cows in fields produce higher yields of milk that cows in barns, I hope most of the dairy produce I consume is from free range cows. Maybe I am a little naive on that but I am happy with my choice.
    I also do not eat faux meat - I eat some tofu but many years ago I gave up trying to replicate meat such as veggie burgers (I'll eat bean burgers) and veggie bacon as it was never as good so I decided not to bother.
     
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